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Dec 9, 2013 2:30pm PST
, and foreign aid had far exceeded our receipts. why did this payments deficit occur? dr. joan spero, senior vice-president, corporate affairs at american express. a payments deficit emerged in the late 1960s for three fundamental reasons. the u.s. economy was heating up due to the war in vietnam and due to expenditures on the gat society, and had inflaon at home. as the dollar became overvalued, we began to suck in more imports and we began to export less in relation to imports. so we went into "balance of trade" deficit, finally, in 1971. and the third factor is the capital outflows from the u.s., which continued throughout the 1960s for investment reasons and for financial flows. schoumacher: where a decade before there had been an international dollar shortage, now the world faced a dollar glut. this overwhelming supply of dollars piled up in the vaults of foreign central banks. these banks began to redeem dollars for american gold. between 1964 and 1966, u.s. gold reserves dropped by $2 billion. e u.s. really d not know what to do about the dollar in the late 1960s, and the europeans d
LINKTV
Dec 2, 2013 5:00am PST
in october from a deficit in the previous month. moving on to currencies, the dollar is gaining momentum against the yen. dollar/yen currently changing hands at 102.78-81. analysts say rising long-term u.s. interest rates are helping boost buying in the u.s. currency. the euro/yen is being quoted at 139.21-24. >>> in other business news, u.s. online shopping giant amazon is hoping to bring the future a step closer. it's trying to deliver packages directly to your doorsteps using small unmanned aircraft. the company has unveiled a test video of a small drone with eight propellers carrying merchandise in a little box. the drone is equipped with a gps system. it can carry packageswaring up to 2.3 kill am gras each. the company aims to deliver packages from distribution centers within 30 minutes. ceo jeff bezos says this is no science fiction. he says the service could be technically ready in four to five years. but bezos adds that u.s. aviation authorities will need to drop regulations for unmanned aircraft before such a service could get off the ground. >>> fast food chains in japan are co
LINKTV
Dec 9, 2013 2:00pm PST
exports and ports e likely to balance may be ry long run. have been runng maj deficits with japan foyears. good news in terms of getting cheaper goods, bad news in terms of a downward pressure on employment. still, in total, the gains from comparative advantage tend to be so larg that economis, unlike phaps ao workers orexti, are willing to wai r the long-term adjustments to work out. ofourse, if the other country is comting unfaiy, then that is another matter. on the football field, america liin politics,n, before the law, and in business. an even match on a level field seems to be the best way to decide the best team, the best candidate, or the best buy. but what happens when a foreign company, a company beyond the reach of american law, doesn't play fair? what happens when free trade isn't fair trade? the american steel industry. modern america -- its buildings, its bridges, its cars -- was built on steel. for almost 75 years, the industrial giants which ran american steel played by their own rules. lack of competition made price increases easy, easier than replacing old and inefficie
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